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Getting to know the champ's other side

Boom Boom! "That's only for the game," came the quick reply. Accustomed to having newspapers and magazines calling him by the nickname for over two decades, Boris Becker explained how he got it. Sharmistha Chaudhuri reports.

Democracy gives India edge over China, say experts

Democracy and pluralism - often blamed for slow decision-making and still more inefficient implementation - gave India its big edge over authoritarian China, but New Delhi would need to take the right steps to deal with its problems. HT reports.

May join hands with Imran if it's in the best interest: Musharraf

Musharraf was on the verge of a major accord with PM Singh before things turned sour for him at home in 2007. He says the Indian PM shouldn't visit the country without the assurance of a resolution to pending disputes.

India must work towards attracting more FDI: Charan

Top financial administrators from India's finance, commerce and external affairs ministries need to coordinate among themselves to hammer out an efficient system of policy-making that is aimed at attracting greater FDI, leading global business advisor Ram Charan said on Saturday. HT reports.

India needs resources to meet future infra needs: Experts

Emerging countries such as India face the daunting challenge of finding resources to meet the ever-increasing urban infrastructure needs, even as cities become growth hotspots driven by an increasingly inter-connected economy, experts at the HT Leadership Summit said. HT reports.

Answer to world's future problems lies in synthetic biology: Dr Venter

Dr Venter, who is known for being one of the pioneers in sequencing the human genome, was addressing a session titled 'The Software of Life' at the summit. Zofeen Maqsood reports.

Next, a regional party PM?

Three regional satraps, who are currently ruling Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, are divided on whether the country's next Prime Minister should be a regional player from parties other than the Congress and BJP.

India has talent, why does it lag: Becker

It is so easy to fall off the radar, forgotten by fans. So easy to have your achievements gather dust, only to be remembered when some cocky youngster comes along and breaks your record. Sharmistha Chaudhuri reports.

PM's Pak visit should be tied to results: Musharraf

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should visit Pakistan only if it was going to yield some results, maintained he had no regrets for plotting Kargil and asked India to be vigilant against Muslim radicalism.

Making entrepreneurship the epicentre of reforms

Re-Focus: Rural India driven enterprises, both agricultural and non-agricultural, can give economic reforms a shot in the arm. Pronab Sen writes.

Education must be more goal-oriented

Lessons: Despite improvement in basic facilities, what are children really learning in school? It’s time to set new priorities. Rukmini Banerji writes.

Transforming India’s healthcare

Improving facilities and access to medicines and professionals should be the priority of health spending. K Srinath Reddy writes.

Resolving the India-Pakistan stalemate

Co-conspirators of the Mumbai attacks remain at large; the Kashmir issue is still gridlocked. Leaders on both sides need to think out of the box, writes Rahul Roy-Chaudhury.

Should our cities go the Shanghai way?

We need sensible urban reform, efficient service delivery & responsive city governments to build our megacities. Shreekant Gupta writes.

Sowing ideas

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